Tag: 2013

December 2013

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Making Education More Than a Grade Anne Paonessa assesses the impact of service learning on English language learnersDoing Our Best Considerations on ways to share learningFrom the Mouths of Babes Angelika Putintseva wants to know how many languages a child can learn simultaneouslyFrom OnCampus to Online Mahmoud Arani, Christine Bauer-Ramazani, and Elizabeth O’Dowd highlight the challenges and rewards associated with taking a teacher...

November 2013

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Infants, Words, and Income Bjorn Carey reports on research showing that two-year-old children of lower-income families may already be six months behind in language developmentTaking Europe to Task Miriam Plieninger explains how the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages has influenced intermediate online learningCutting to the Common Core: Be the Change Armando Zúñiga explains how we need to transform...

October 2013

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Cuban Expressionism Rose Eichenbaum captures Cuba’s love for communication in dance, music, and artCutting to the Common Core: Analyzing Informational Text Kate Kinsella tackles the particular challenges of preparing learners to be able to analyze and discuss complex informational textFinding Drive Seyedeh Sara Jafari explores theories of student motivation and how language learners harness itMentor Arithmetic Daniela C. Wagner-Loera adds up the benefits...

Celebrate International Literacy Day 2013

Gift a book! Read to a child! Donate to a literacy organization! Learn a new word! Visit a library!Literacy is a right and a foundation for lifelong learning, better well-being and livelihoods. As such it is a driver for sustainable and inclusive development."Literacy is much more than an educational priority – it is the ultimate investment in the future and the first step...

September 2013

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Leveling the Playing Field Tina Walker sees the closing of the digital divide as key to overcoming the achievement gapMutual Understanding Clorinda Donato and Pierre Escudé explain how intercomprehension is the basis for their Multilingual Romance Languages Learning ProjectIn for the Long Haul Mary Soto, Yvonne S. Freeman, and David Freeman offer strategies to help understand and support secondary long-term English learnersGrade...

August 2013

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Cutting to the Common Core Making Vocabulary Number One Dr. Kate Kinsella offers strategies for prioritizing vocabulary for competent text analysis, discussion, and constructed responseChild’s Play Kennedy Schultz surveys language learning and technology programs for elementary studentsApps That Snap and Tools That Rule Christopher DiStasio recommends free online resources for the language classroomA Country of Many Canadas Learning French in Canada has never...

Esperanto Day 2013

Say “Saluton” today because Friday, July 26 is Esperanto Day with events held all over the world.A major international conference in Rekjavik, Iceland, with over 1,000 participants is being held this week and the only language used is the international language.The President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, has already addressed the Conference in Esperanto.Esperanto is a young language. Deapite its...

Babel Film Festival 2013

The Babel Film Festival is the first film competition for minority films that use minority languages, dialects, slang, or sign language. The aim is to appreciate and promote cinema related to linguistic minorities, giving voice to their history, culture, and language.The minority language has to be used at least for the 60% of the dialogue and script. Movies must...

July 2013

Recognizing U.S. Spanish Armando Guerrero recommends decisive action to stop the exclusion of the American Spanish vernacular in the classroomCutting to the Common Core: Decoding Complex Text Rebecca Blum-Martínez offers a strategy to help English learners cope with the more complex language requirements of the Common CoreTeaching to the Letter of the Law Arlene Ortiz and Shirley Woika examine the legal...

June 2013

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L’ Histoire de Notre Succès Benoît Le Dévédec reveals why New York’s French Heritage Language Program has been such a successClosing the Vocabulary Gap Alex Rappaport argues that word acquisition may be the easiest way to close the achievement gapDot Ur Ize Margarita Melendez suggests resources for teaching writing in the Digital AgesPreventing War with Words Rachael Tolliver explains how U.S. Army cadets...